Yoga Thoughts

Yoga Thoughts

Yama is yoga’s Social ethics, how we practice to get along with each other. Michael Stone‘s way of looking at these . . . Ahimsa: recognizing that I am not separate from all that is.  Non-violence Satya: listening, acting and speaking from the heart in each spontaneous circumstance.  Truthfulness Asteya: being satisfied with…

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How much fun is this? from 1967’s Easy Come Easy Go Thanks to Bobbie Long for pointing me to it

Yoga Thoughts

I know I’ve been lax about posting regularly on Mondays. We can pretend it’s so that you can review old posts with your expanded experience. Really, it’s partly because I’ve been thinking about things that are hard to illustrate and, you might have noticed, I like to include pictures. And, if you’ll…

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I know, we all want to get to those exotic and exciting poses. But the strength of yoga is alignment. Without alignment, we’re just magnifying our weaknesses.

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“Asanas (postures) are done by the body but are not totally for the body. Asanas are part of yoga and yoga is primarily for the consciousness. Yoga is for the mind. It should be done by the body for the mind.” (Prashant Iyengar)

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“Do not look at others’ bodies with envy or with superiority. All people are born with different constitutions. Never compare with others. Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength. Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to…

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“The asana is an enquiry: ”Who am I?” Throwing out the parts until only the Self is left, the final pose is “I am.”” BKS Iyengar Look at last Monday’s post to see how Mr. Iyengar has whittled away the non-Self. As a teacher, I’m privileged to watch students deepen their sense…

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“It is important for those of us who teach yoga to make it clear that the practice (as stated by Mr. Iyengar) does not come from the mind or the body, but should come from the heart. When we go through life with an open heart, we are sensitive to ourselves and…

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ah, the benefits of yoga  a solid vrksasana er, wait . . . . this would be why I don’t do gurus